Pair of Jewelry Boxes

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Project by JAY Made posted 04-06-2014 10:25 PM 2083 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker asked me to make a jewelry box that she could give to her grand daughter. I made two thinking someone else at work may want one. They are made mahogany and walnut with blue velvet for the interior. It took a little thought for the ring bars, I ended up using foam backer rod I found at ACE. I ended up braking out my mother-n-laws sewing basked out and sewed the velvet around the backer rode, then hot glued them in. The first one I made had the solid walnut cover. I didn’t have any one piece of mahogany or walnut big enough left for the second cover, so I ended up making a mahogany panel wrapped in walnut for the second cover. Also made dovetail splines out of walnut. Finished them with Danish Oil and spray lacquer.

Thanks for looking,


-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 10:43 PM

Very nice Jay a really unique design ,looks great ,nicely done.


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#2 posted 04-06-2014 11:05 PM

Looks great love the keys

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 01:54 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 11:51 AM

Great looking jewelry boxes, you have done an excellent job in the making of them and nice finish inside and out. well bone and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 08:51 PM

Great idea with the backer rod. Nice job.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#6 posted 04-08-2014 11:38 PM

These are real eye catchers for me. Nicely done. What is ‘backer rod’?

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#7 posted 04-08-2014 11:46 PM

Backer rod is used to fill large cracks before caulking it. I used 3/4” for my project.

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#8 posted 04-10-2014 03:55 PM

Gorgeous boxes, the wood combo is really rich looking with awesome finish. Beautiful work!

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